Educational Performances

Take a field trip to experience a live, professional ballet performance tailored just for students. Students will visit the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, Belk Theater or Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte for a daytime educational version of a main-stage contemporary or storybook ballet production. Teachers will receive a complimentary online multimedia study guide to engage students prior to attending the performance and students have the opportunity to ask the professional dancers questions during a live Q&A.

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Nutcracker

December 13, 2017, 10 AM/Belk Theater

December 15, 2017, 10 AM/Belk Theater

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$10 per person when paid in full by October 2.

Appropriate for Grades K-12

Enjoy Charlotte’s favorite holiday tradition – Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker. This holiday spectacular is complete with extravagant sets and costumes and the treasured music of Tchaikovsky.

Program addresses: NC Essential Standards in Dance, Music, Science and Social Studies. Additionally, this program addresses Common Core Standards in English Language Arts.

Cost: $15 per person, $7 for CMS Title I schools. Deadline for reservations is November 25.

Innovative Works

February 1, 2018, 10:30 AM/Center for Dance

February 8, 2018, 10:30 AM/Center for Dance

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Appropriate for Grades 3-College

Students and teachers are invited to Charlotte Ballet’s home, the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, for an intimate view of the dancers’ athleticism and skill. New works will be presented by Sasha Janes and Robyn Mineko Williams.

Program addresses: NC Essential Standards in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theater Arts and Social Studies. Additionally, this program addresses Common Core Standards in English Language Arts.

Cost: $10 per person, $7 for CMS Title I schools. Deadline for reservations is January 18.

The Most Incredible Thing

March 14, 2018, 10 AM/Knight Theater

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Appropriate for Grades K-12

After receiving rave reviews in London, Javier de Frutos and the Pet Shop Boys’ The Most Incredible Thing makes its American debut right here in Charlotte. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy this fairytale pop ballet of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable about a king who holds a competition to determine who can make the “most incredible thing.” A mesmerizing display of talent and creativity, you and your students must see this incredible performance!

Program addresses: NC Essential Standards in Dance, Music, Science and Technology, and Social Studies. Additionally, this program addresses Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math.

Cost: $10 per person, $7 for CMS Title I schools. Deadline for reservations is February 28.